Awards and Memberships

Pace University and its staff, faculty, and students have been recognized nationally for their commitment to service and to the community.

Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education

In 2006 Pace University received the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s Community Engagement Elective Classification for Curricular Engagement and Outreach and Partnerships. The Carnegie Foundation will announce the institutions of higher education that have achieved recertification in 2015.

Community engagement describes collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.

The purpose of community engagement is the partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good.

President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve. Pace University has been recognized on the Honor Roll each year since its inception in 2006.

Project Pericles

In 2001 Pace University was selected to be one of ten founding universities, or “Pilot Pericleans” of Project Pericles, a program of the Eugene M. Lang Foundation. Today 29 liberal arts colleges and universities take part in Project Pericles and play a vital role in promoting civic engagement in higher education.

New York Campus Compact

Pace University was a founding member of the New York Campus Compact (NYCC) in 2000. NYCC is an association of college and university presidents and their campuses committed to promoting active citizenship as an aim of higher education.